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comment What year or period do the clothes on Professor Binns ghost belong in?
@Semaphore - I've been punished for being too honest and presenting full context and motivations for asking before :) Nothing new :)
Dec
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comment What year or period do the clothes on Professor Binns ghost belong in?
@Semaphore - But I'm not asking about "phantasy world". I'm asking "what real world style - by age - is this clothing modeled on". I'm pretty sure there's a defined perioed in history when this specific cut was worn by academics/teachers (or anyone).
Dec
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comment What year or period do the clothes on Professor Binns ghost belong in?
@Semaphore - I saw those paintings circa 25 years ago. In offline museum, and paper books. Can't even remember what they were, never mind post them. Why are you so bound and determine to insist that the question is un-answerable before someone who's acually an expert on cloths in history has a chance to answer?
Dec
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comment What year or period do the clothes on Professor Binns ghost belong in?
@Semaphore - the fact that I saw fairly similar cloths in paintings depicting real historical things before is how I know.
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comment What year or period do the clothes on Professor Binns ghost belong in?
@T.E.D. - But my question isn't "what was the artist trying to depict?". It is "What period are those specific cloths depicted taken from - given the context of being a history professor in Britain". Presumably, people in those circles dressed differently in early 18th, late 18th and mid-19th century
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comment What year or period do the clothes on Professor Binns ghost belong in?
@T.E.D. - i'm happy to add context, but how would determining what time period cloths belong to would be helped by knowing who created the picture or what the source is? I added what I think MAY be relevant (British professor, private boarding school)
Dec
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comment What year or period do the clothes on Professor Binns ghost belong in?
@TheHonRose - the clothing depicted is real, on a real picture. It represents (or is based on, in the mind of the artist) a real historical clothing trend.
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comment Challenges Margaret Thatcher faced as a woman?
I don't think this is too opinion based (unlike the closers), but I won't vote to re-open because it is also overly broad and imprecise. Pick up specific possible challenge and ask if it happened and what examples were.
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comment Is this true that the Russian economy was efficient during war II?
... meaning that productivity improvements of USSR during WWII was due to draconian Stalinist incentives, NOT due to 'communist approach' as the OP's quote stated.
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comment Is this true that the Russian economy was efficient during war II?
@Schwern - poor wording. I meant insanely more compared to what they would be under, say, Brezhnev 70s regime, not compared to Americans in WWII